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" conference. looking at the 2012 election and rapid rise of online news and social media and how it came to change the way campaigns are covered and run for that matter. i'm joined by ben smith of buzzfeed.com, a popular site that aims to change the face of political reporting. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> a hugely impactful figure on twitter as well. here we are, we have come through really the first social media election of our time. >> absolutely. >> what did that mean? >> what i think it meant was there was a political conversation that used to happen on the bus, in tv studios and started to happen in blogs around 2008 and if you wanted somebody to see you attacked him, you would e-mail it to him to respond. this cycle what happened, there was a centralized stream on twitter, all of these things being said were being said in this very direct way and people saying them to each other and previously outside could jump into the conversation. >> it's a level of interactivity in political dialogue became bigger than anything the traditional media could do on its own. you ha
>>> on the broadcast tonight, after a history-making election night, four more years for president obama tonight. how he won, why and why mitt romney lost. and the message the voters across america sent last night. we'll have a look at the trends and the results. >>> also, tonight, the east coast is taking another hit of extreme weather, and it will only get worse. it means more rough weather of people hit by hurricane sandy. the storm and election night news begins now. >>> good evening, while the nation tries to recover from a deep recession, and in a presidential race we were after all, all told was as close and as tight as they get. president obama, the 44th president of the united states was reelected last night. he was somehow able to stitch together a convincing victory, s win i winning just about all the battleground states that were so heavily fought over in the most expensive race in u.s. history. it was early this morning when the president appeared with his family, becoming the third consecutive two-term president we elected. not happening since the presidents jefferson
the fiscal cliff. the election celebration is short-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on th u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from oklahoma tom coburn. also we check in with cnbc's jim cramer, hear about the economic stakes should washington fail to avert fiscal disaster by the e
of the first family arrived last night from chicago where they celebrated the president's re-election. he comes back to work with a big issue before him. congressional leaders from both parties say that now that the election is over they can work with the president on a deal to avoid the so called fiscal cliff. that would mean spending cuts and tax hikes that could plunge the nation into another recession. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans. but as americans. we want you to lead. not as a liberal or conservative. but as president of the united states of america. >> the american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. >> congress much reach a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff by the end of the year. >> will be a new era for sure if that happens. we'll see what happens. >>> coming up, election is over and inauguration planning well under way in the district. ahead, how city leaders plan to deal with the crush of people who will descend on washington. >>> the northeast snowstorm makes for some tough conditions
in the house give thumbs down for the re-elected president, will they risk the fiscal abyss to keep their ties to the tea party? and finally, this is my country. even mitt romney was echoing that cry from the anti-obama crowd, pledging to take our country back. but that is deep in the past. no matter how hard they want it, america's fewer you to -- future just won't look like the early 1950's. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, the washington post bob woodward. "the washington post" kathleen parker, "the new york times" d helen cooper. first up. barack obama's place in american presidential history was upgrated tuesday with his convincing sweeping re-election by an entirely new american elect rat. -- electorate. >> we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward. chris: bob, here we are five days later. i'm thinking, i still can't absorb the months and mont
.áqá off a shocking chain of events. we have a winner. four days after the election, the counting is finally over in florida. more than a decadeik after bus versus gore, a lot of folks are wondering what's the matter with the sunshine state. >>> power struggle. nearly two weeks since the superstorm, tensions boil over as hundreds of thousands remain without power. >>> day of honor for the brave young girl who inspired millions with her message of empowerment. a worldwide show of support for malala. >>> and less sons from lincoln. >> by the people, for the people. >> reporter: as the 16th president hits the big screen. >>> good evening. we have learned a great deal more today about what led to yesterday's abrupt resignation of cia director david petraeus. the highly decorated retired general and former war commander stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair exposed during the course of an fbi investigation. tonight we have learned petraeus was not at all the subject of the probe, but rather it was his biographer paula broadwell who came to the attention of investigato
to a felony, he will forced to resign his congressional seat. he just won re-election with 64% of the vote. >>> eight minutes after the hour on this thursday morning, still ahead the group calling on lawmakers to avoid deep cuts that could impact millions of american families. >>> what you can do today to ensure a great view of the presidential inauguration. >> we have lingering sprinkles, maybe some flurries in the are >>> weather and traffic on the 1s. we are feeling some wind and some lingering flurries and sprinkles from that powerful coastal storm that just missed us yesterday. but it's been pounding new england and long island over the last several hours with more snow, more wind and more rain. they've had near hurricane force winds there. locally, just a few scattered sprinkles. perhaps, just to our north, northeast, southeast, mixing wet snow in the lower part of the eastern shore. all above freezing this morning. we have a bit of a blustery wind around five to 15 miles an hour. even though it's in the upper 30s to near 40, it feels chillier with that with that wind. hour by hour t
in the newsroom, keith russell, news4. >>> election day meant long lines for voters in virginia. now the state's democratic party is calling for an investigation into why some people had to wait so long to cast their ballots. as northern virginia bureau chief julie carey reports now, some local elected officials also want their own reviews into what went wrong. >> reporter: it was almost november 7th, and many polls had been closed for hours before some virginia voters cast their ballots tuesday. at this prince william county polling place some people reported waiting five hours to vote. in fairfax county, one polling place was open until 10:30. and two-hour waits were common in various precincts. >> just unacceptable. why weren't the proper preparations taken. we knew it was going to be a big turnout. >> reporter: that's bryan moran. he said long waits were in rif mobbed. now he's calling on the governor to instruct the state board of elections to do a full investigation. he says turnout also reached new highs in 2008, but there weren't similar problems then. >> why did it go so poorly this y
. it will be on the martin luther king jr. holiday. >>> the presidential election is over but it still feels just a little bit like the 2000 election. take a look at the latest electoral college map. notice something missing? florida is still undecided. election workers are counting the ballots still. they blame the problem on a lengthy ballot which contained 11 state constitutional amendment questions. they also received thousands of absentee ballots which take longer to count. some voters who had to wait in line for hours to cast their ballots say there weren't even enough machines or poll workers. >> this wasn't only a presidential election. a lot of other stuff that still needs to be voted on, so people stand in line, they stay there. >>> tom is tracking a storm that hit the northeast overnight. we'll tell you who got the worst of it. >>> on first glance, it looks like a picture of earth. but what makes a new planet so super? >>> and next, the parents getting a little too much enjoyment out of >>> thanks a lot, mom and dad. a little girl was posing for a picture at the zoo when a lion decided to get a
they voted for, a lot of families feel like they woke up the winners on the morning after the election, because they got their lives back. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, it is the definition of adding insult to injury, with so many people, hundreds of thousands of people still crippled, along the east coast, many of them living in misery. a second storm has come along making things worse iving in while the storm covered victims in snow, as far north as the coastline in plymouth, massachusetts, where the ocean came up over the road and beach last night massachusetts, as of tonight, the feds report three quarters of a million power customers across six states still have no power. >>> then, there is the search for gasoline, 38% of the area is out of gas, no power to run the pumps or both. and starting tomorrow morning, metropolitan new york will follow new jersey's lead and switch to a gas rationing system. we begin tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in lawrence, on long island, good evening ratio system. >> reporter: good evening, well, the mayor of this town and 22 other mayo
to a hud on tuesday, election day. first, the intelligence community learned of it. the president did not know until thursday. the president said he wanted to think it over, but accepted the resignation friday. some feel he should have let petraeus keep his job. >> it's basically a matter for him and his family. it's not conduct that you encourage. it's not the best conduct. but again, we're talking about a man of great talent. >> many who know petraeus say he was just coming into his own at the cia after a rocky transition from his military career. >> suddenly he was in a very different kind of operation, where cia officers pride themselves on being difficult and pushing back, and in the early months, that was differently for petraeus. >> reporter: andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> nbc news also spoke with a former spokesman for general petraeus. steve boylan says his boss is truly remorseful about the affair that led to his resignation. he said that petraeus "knows he screwed up" and will try to work things out with his family. there will be more later this morning on "meet
on the wealthy. >>> plus, a rare show of emotion the day after the election. >>> and scaling back one of of the nation's landmark civil rights laws. >>> and making a difference, look who is helping the folks hardest hit on the east coast, the same folks who know the most about what it is like. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, he is the most prominent and best-known general of the modern era, david petraeus, with so much over the combat strategy over the past ten days. a four-star veteran with so muc combat strategy , when rumors surfaced he may be o stepping down as head of the cia, some speculated he was running for president. instead, he announced he would step down because of an extramarital affair. at a time when the cia was under fire for all it didn't know about the attack on benghazi, it is a huge step for the newly re-elected president, and a profound personal failing for an officer who has given so much to his country. we begin tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the story, in our d.c. news room. >> reporter: good evening, his resignation because of an extr
's reelection. in an associated press exit poll on tuesday, election day, voters nationwide seemed to be buying both parties' arguments about half saying tax the rich more, and about half, and there's yee overlap, let's shrink spending and cut spending. >>> the long line some of us suffered on election day in virginia are now called into question. that state's democratic party has asked for an official review. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey has more now on why some people had to wait so long to vote and what's being done about it. >> reporter: hour after hour after hour, as long as five hours at one prince william county polling place, an election day issue in both prince william and parts of fairfax county. a few polling places stayed open until 11:00 p.m. >> just unacceptable. why weren't the proper preparations taken. we knew it was going to be a big turnout. >> reporter: that's democratic party charlie moran. now he's calling on governor bob mcdonald to do a full investigation. he says turnout also reached new highs in 2008, but there weren't similar problems then. >> why did it
won't likely be in that special election in april. most people believe that kwame brown is done when it comes to elective office. >> is he done serving that day? does this day down? >> reporter: yes. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. comma
election victory. he's already been on the phone with top democrats and republicans talking about this. this time, will it work? can they really reach some sort of deal here? we've been talking about this fiscal cliff for months. what is it? a lot of things happening at once. there's extended unemployment benefits expiring, the ones democrats had pushed for. 2% payroll tax cut expiring. that was money in your pocket this year. the bush tax cuts expiring january 1st. medicare payment cuts are looming. and this is a big one. automatic spending cuts, 500 billion of which will hit the pentagon. congress has got to deal with these things. are they willing to compromise? >> we won't solve the problems of our fiscal imbalanceover night and certainly won't do it in a lame-duck session of congress and it won't be solved by taking a plunge off the fiscal cliff. what we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a down payment on and a catalyst for major solutions enacted in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> those automatic spenting cuts that i talked about that will hit the pentag
center." we around here have been consumed by two huge stories over the past few days. the election drama, of course, and the big east coast storm. and then the nor'easter just last night that came in right on top of those already affected. hundreds of thousands are still without power since hurricane sandy. a lot of people who had had power restored lost it again in the snow and wind storm last night. in this region where so many lost their homes, and where millions of people have suffered through it, some times in our coverage of such events, individuals stand out. that happened on this very broadcast a week ago. a woman named phyllis, who was interviewed by ann curry on staten island. and so many of you have inquired about how she is doing, ann curry returned to staten island to find out. >> yeah, we are over oakwood beach, staten island. again the sights get worse and worse. >> reporter: of the more than 100 people who died during hurricane sandy, at least 22 were lost here on staten island. as a storm surge estimated at 16 feet high crashed 14 blocks inland from the eastern shore. hu
being re-elected to discuss the fiscal cliff. he won't likely offer a specific plan but will likely urge congressional leaders to work together to find a solution to the crisis. congress and the president have to reach a budget deal by the end of this year to avoid a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. that could trigger a spike in unemployment and send us back into a deep recession. >>> we may finally learn today whether president obama or mitt romney won in florida. election voters there are still counting ballots. it appears the president will win the sunshine state. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. the win would give president obama 323 electoral votes to romney's 206. >>> another george bush is preparing to run for office in texas. george p. bush completed paperwork to run for office in the lone star state. he is the nephew of former president george w. bush and the son of former florida governor jeb bush. it's not clear what office he'll seek. >>> closer to home, terry mcauliffe says he wants another
-mails came to a head on tuesday, the election day. the first the intelligence community learned of it. the president did not learn until thursday and met with petraeus who offered to resign that day. the president said he wanted to think it over, but accepted the resignation friday. some feel he should have left petraeus keep his job. >> there's no criminal conduct involved. it's base clay matter for him and his family. it's not the conduct we encourage. it's not the best conduct. but we're talking about a man of great talent. >> many who know petraeus say he was just coming into his own at the cia after a rocky transition after his military career. >> it's a very different kind of operation where cia officers pride themselves on being difficult, on pushing back, and in the early months, that was difficult for petraeus. >> reporter: andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> there will be more on this story later this morning on "meet the press." andrea mitchell will be on to discuss the latest developments. you catch "meet the press" right here on nbc 4. >>> new this morning, flis how
think was the longest election -- >> in the history. >> from beginning to end in the history. it seemed like that. >> we all felt like that baby, the one that was crying, bronco bama and mitt romney. last night i think they called it at 11:12, they called it for barack obama. he is the president of the united states once again. he was, by the way, the most tweeted about in political event in u.s. history. now, i guess this is the first -- the other election had twitter but i don't think like that. >> twitter has so taken off. even i tweet. so, that tells you how big, don't actually do it, but you know what i mean. i'm involved in the process. i have heard about that. >> things have changed enormously in the last four years. they will only change the next four. >> the obamas tweeted a photograph after they won and said four more years and it is a hugging picture of barack obama and his wife, michelle. >> but that's an older picture. >> yeah. a lot people were tweeting at voting places, i tweeted at mine only because my voting place yesterday -- >> in new york. >> everyone said you are go
on election day. that's the first time the intelligence community had learned of the allegations. they say president obama found out on thursday. he met with petraeus who then offered his resignation. the president allowed himself 24 hours to think it over, then accepted the resignation on friday. some feel he should have allowed petraeus, the former commander of combat forces in afghanistan and iraq, to stay. >> there's no criminal conduct involved. it's basically a matter for him and his family. >> reporter: the a.p. is reporting tonight a former petraeus spokeswoman says the retired general is truly remorseful for the affair and is trying to heal with his family. petraeus was to testify this week about the attack in benghazi, libya. the acting cia director will take his place. >> darcy spencer, thank you. >>> a tv station in chicago says tonight jesse jackson jr. is working out a plea deal on charges of misusing campaign funds. jackson was re-elected to congress tuesday despite missing the last five months for treatment of bipolar disorder. he's accused of using campaign cash for person
of questions that need to be answered. >> right now they're saying the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. >> reporter: several of petraeus's former aides say broadwell had too much access to the general. she hasn't been shy about sharing details about her relationship with petraeus and their shared interest in running. >> we both ran pretty quickly. but that was a foundation of our relationship. >> that was kristen walker reporting there. >>> facing the fiscal cliff now, the president's week is packed with meeting about it. he'll talk with business leaders in preparation for his first round of bipartisan talks on friday. >> reporter: today, top democrats drew a hard line. it's either higher taxes on the wealthy or the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. >> if the republicans will not agree with that, we will reach a point at the end of this year where all the tax cuts expire and we'll start over next year. >> reporter: this as one influential conservative called on republicans to give ground. >> don't scream and yell. it won't kil
? >> wendy, president obama's first remarks since being re-elected that he and congress have no choice. reach an agreement before the end of the year or taxes will go up for everyone, which could mean another recession. that's a deadline that's looming and the so-called fiscal cliff. in a speech at the white house today, the president said he's open toioids, as long as the wealthiest realize they have to do their part. >> i am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. i'm not going to do that. >> reporter: just about two h r hours before president obama spoke, speaker of the house john boehner had his own news conference saying raising the highest rates will only hurt the economy more and proposed extending tax cuts from t bush era until 2013. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving, again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work, again. raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> so, all we
's election may be over, but one candidate is looking ahead to virginia's gubernatorial race. terry mcauliffe is running again. he lost the party's nomination to senator craig deeds. mcauliffe is the first democrat to enter the race. lieutenant governor bob bolling and attorney general cuccinelli are seeking the republican nomination. >>> president obama got emotional when he reflect ond ton the road that got him here. >> what you guys have done, you've gotten people to the polls. and i'm really proud of that, and i'm really proud of all of you. and -- [ applause ] >> the president got choked up when he thanked members of his campaign staff. he says he feels he's come full circle when he started out at a community organizer in chicago. and he told staffers and volunteers he's confident they'll do amazing things in their lives. >>> today the electoral college map may be finally completed. florida expected to announce whether president obama or mitt romney won the sunshine state. things are looking good for the president. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballo
and as the leader of an organization such as ours. petraeus resigns just days after his boss won re-election, but president obama accepted it, saying about petraeus and his wife holly i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> a little too soon to tell today because how soon this was but for lack of a better term petraeus is a legend. he is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terrorist attack in september on the american embassy in benghazi, libya that left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. this is probably the most politically uncomfortable, leaving aside the stuff with the affair, just on the benghazi question the most politically uncomfortable moment the guy has had since he reached the national stage. it had to be a really hard time for him. >> reporter: the resignation of the highly decorated former combat commander caught even washington, d.c. off guard. chris clackum, nbc news. >> petraeus has been married t
be unanswerable in terms of the time line in a hypothetical. what if this had come out during the election campaign? >> well, look, it's something that the political team here at the white house are glad they didn't have to test that hypothetical. i can tell you for now, they feel as if the political fallout is a distraction. president has a press conference tomorrow. the first one since winning re-election. it's going to be dominated by the petraeus scandal, by the fact that there seems to be a lot of unanswered questions. what took the fbi so long in notifying the white house, things like that. the president would rather be focused on the fiscal cliff negotiations. what are we going to do by the end of the year? the deadlines don't go away. but politically, they believe they're insulated here, because petraeus isn't considered an obama guy. if anything, he's more of a republican guy at the end of the day. >> all right. jack jacobs, chuck todd, thank you gentlemen both. to chuck's point, this as a distraction overshadowing what would otherwise be the big story in washington right now. con
was the difference in the presidential election. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it's thursday, november 15th. and you're waking up to another chilly morning. get used to it. seems like these cold temperatures starting to settle in for good. >> 6:00 a.m. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom, what is going on? >> hot pwefrbeveragehot beverag. get fort tied. >> yeah. i need more hot beverages at this point. >> it is feeling like a winter morning than late autumn. disturbance producing rain down to the carolinas well to our south. under the clouds we're not as cold. at least they held a little bit of the one from yesterday. 42, reagan national. eastern shore, northern neck. generally in the upper 30s, low 40s. farther west in montgomery county, arlington, fairfax and prince george's in the mid and upper 30s. much colder shenandoah. 7:00 a.m. mid-30s around the metro area. a little sun. hour by hour throughout the day. light wind. highs reaching near 50 midafternoon. i'll be back with a hometown forecast in 10 minutes. >>> good mor
re-election and president obama accepted it saying about petraeus and his wife, holly, i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> it's a lite bit too soon to tell today because of how sudden this was. but for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend one of the few generals to get so much credit for so many things. >> reporter: scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings on the terrorist attack in september and the american embassy in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead, including ambassador chris stevens. >> so, this is really probably the most politically uncomfortable. just on the benghazi question, the most politically uncomfortable moment the guy has had since he reached the national stage. had to be a really hard time for him. >> reporter: the resignation of the highly decorated former combat commander caught even washington, d.c., off guard. nbc news. >>> the resignation of general petraeus raises a whole lot of questions. david gregory of "meet the press" joins us now with more on the potential fallout from the cia director's resignation. the ha
of the agenda during president obama's first news conference since winning the election. steve handelsman has the report. >> reporter: president obama tried to show off the power, claiming voters backed his call for tax hikes on the rich. but that message had a distraction. the petraeus problem. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed, that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the president's withholding judgnt on the fbi keeping secrets. but he praised his ex-cia chief. >> we're safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> reporter: issue two was the fiscal cliff and taxes. >> what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for people who don't need it. >> reporter: republicans demand no rate hike. can there be a deal finally to cut deductions and raise what the rich pay in taxes. >> i recognize we're going to have to compromise. as i said on election night, compromise is hard. >> reporter: issue three, libya. four americans dead in benghazi. republicans today demand
rhetoric and it actually goes beyond who you elect to congress or the senate. they have got ted cruz, marco rubio and others now, but more than just the personality but the policies they pursue. >> think when journalists wry bri this campaigning the fun part will be all the moments we experienced together, the gaffes romney made, the 47%, the things obama said the first debate but the fundamental loss of this campaign probably took place in the republican primaries when they put out a group of people who were so far off the political cliff on i shalls that mattered to latinos, women and young people and is the new governing coalition and perhaps the fact that the economy got a little bit better is another fundamental fact but all these other things preoccupied us for some time. you can only, looking back, see those 20 debates that bushed everybody, including romney who became a moderate much too late to get that nomination. >> it is still striking. you have some 70% in the exit polls who believe the economy is in bad shape, 52% who feel like the country is off on the wrong direction. a lot
and the fallout swirl around washington. state of confusion, the rest of the country has elected a president and the ruts in florida remain too close to call. and when it comes to voting, why is the sunshine state still in the dark. and bieberreak up, word that justin bieber and selena gomez may have split. they may bed sad, but many teenager girls are likelyikely screaming with joy. >>> on nbc news, this is "today." with lester holt and erica hill. >> welcome to "today" on a saturday. >> general david petraeus, a four star general, is known for turning around the war in iraq. >> his admission that he had an extramarital affair forcing his resignation at cia director set off shock waves across washington. it was part of an fbi investigation and if t has many wondering if he compromised national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but
the president is re-elected, wall street has its worst day of the year while republicans are trying to figure out how they let it slip away. >>> and you go girl. the 9-year-old phenom with unbelievable moves on the football field. she has all the boys chasing after her today, november 8th, 2008. 2012. >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "toda on a thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. i love thisnterview that stephanie gosk was doing with that woman. she hasn't had power since nine days ago. in the middle of the interview talking about no heat. and the lights come on. imagine the relief you would feel. >> i was going to say, you know what? it's not just the lights, but her face lights up in that moment. and to have it all happen right there is pretty cool. >> in the meantime, a lot of people in this area dealing with a new storm in the northeast this morning and it was a beauty. >> yeah, not as bad as sandy, thank goodness, but it was a doozy. new jersey up to connecticut. and tapering off now, making treacherous travel, headaches with thousands of homeowners
point. yesterday president obama in his first news conference since re-election exploded at republican finger pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> earlier sense tore mccain and graham vowed to stop her confirmation. >> i don't trust her. the reason i don't trust her. is i think she knew better. >> we will do whatever is necessary to stop the nomination. >>> back to petraeus. t"the wall street journal" says he was already at odds with james clapper after the cia wanted them to fight back publicly for its role in benghazi. we do have new details on the personal scandal that has enveloped petraeus and john allen from nbc's andrea mitchell who broke the story. >> reporter: at his news conference the president went out of his way to praise petraeus. >> he has provided this country an extraordinary s
talked about the issue in his first post-election public appearance. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deaf sit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> republicans say they won't budge on taxes unless democrats agree to cut the cost of social security and medicare by raising the minimum age of eligibility. the president will host a meeting with both party frs next week. >> the president's inauguration is still months away. but hotels rooms in this town are filling up fast. and rest rant reservations are awfully hard to come by. shomari stone to tell us how local businesses are cashing are. >> reporter: local businesses are cashing in and you would think the inauguration was next weekend. a lot of folks are kpielted. hotels and restaurants are booking with reservations and a lot of folks tell me they plan on going to the inauguration and some locals are cashing in with their condos, apartments and homes. >> it's exciting. >> amy london plans to rent her one-bedroom apartment just
will lay out the first steps since his re-election to help avoid this. nbc's tracie potts has the latest on that. >> reporter: in that speech, there will be a speech, there will be no questions from the white house, the president will urge congress to do one thing immediately, extend the bush tax cuts. that means your tax rate would not go up as of january 1st. but beyond that it's still vague. we are told that he won't pitch a specific plan but he will urge congress, republicans and democrats, to cooperate to avoid that fiscal cliff that andrea was just talking about. we will also hear today, in fact before the president we'll hear from house speaker john boehner on what republicans will do, how far they're willing to go. as you heard there yesterday, he talked about possible tax revenue but conservatives say he later clarified in that interview he was not talking about raising taxes on the wealthy which is what the president had proposed. what republicans want to do is implement some policies, the idea being if the economy grows people are making more money and that will create more ta
are back at the white house tonight after that re-election vote last night. the obamas were all smiles as they stepped off air force one. before leaving chicago, the president stopped at his campaign head kwauquarters to w with republicans in congress. >> you e lelected us to focus o your jobs, not ours. and in the coming weeks and months, i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. >> another historic moment for the president. this picture was posted on his facebook page last night. it is now the most-liked picture in facebook history with nearly 4 million fans. >> we are 10 1/2 weeks away from inauguration. the stage is being built on the steps of the capital. officials expect up to 800,000 riders on inauguration day. >> wlahat happens when the messages cross the line? some people could wind up with fewer friends on facebook. >> to friend or unfriend, that is the question. a mere 24 hours after the president won a second term. tempers flared, so did the racist remarks on twitter. but on facebook, it'
. >>> after a bruising election, can republicans and democrats work together to avoid going over the fiscal cliff? that's the big question today as we take a live look at the capitol this afternoon. congress returns to the hill next week to try to find some common ground. steve handelsman is on capitol hill this afternoon with a look at what the two parties are saying today. steve? >> reporter: hi, pat. thanks. it's all about taxes. there are mixed signals here on capitol hill about whether republicans now will agree to what's been the obama demand, that some taxes on the rich ought to go up. as they kept counting votes today in florida, washington was counting, 53 days until the fiscal cliff. deep defense cuts and cuts in social service spending, and more ominously, tax hikes on everyone. that could spark a return to recession. says a senator who is bailing out of washington's gridlock. >> anything could serve as a trip wire to igniting another financial crisis. >> reporter: both sides are urging president obama to lead the way to a budget deal that avoids the cliff. after his victory tues
after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a probe into some harassing e-mails allegedly sent by petraeus's biography, paula broadwell. tonight nbc has learned who the fbi believes was on the receiving end of those e-mails. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker has been working the story. she joins us now with the latest developments. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. according to multiple government officials, the woman who made the initial complaint to the fbi is a close family friend of general petraeus, and there is no indication of anything more. now, the details are still murky, and lawmakers are demanding more answers. ♪ >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biography. a senior u.s. milit
the potential to be a pre-election october surprise. how many questions are going to be asked about the timing of all this in the days and weeks to come? >> well, i think there will be a lot. not only the timing of what was known and when it was communicated to the intelligence community more broadly and, therefore, to the white house, but also when his resignation occurred just as he is supposed to testify on capitol hill about benghazi, so many questions about libya on capitol hill among republicans and democrats alike. you heard peter king in kristen's piece talking about how he's so important in terms of the cia time line and what they did and didn't do. so we're not going to hear from him on that. so i think there are a lot of questions about how this unfolds, and it's certainly not the way the president wants to begin the immediate aftereffects of being re-elected. >> might petraeus have survived this personal if not for the growing controversy over benghazi? >> i don't know the answer to that, lester i think there had to be the concern, first of all, on his part that it was not the righ
retiring says this is the crisis washington created. >> i hope people learned a lesson in the last election in what people are thirsty for. it's bipartisanship. we cannot minimize the situation we are facing. we are at a tipping point in this country. >> reporter: andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> the spending cuts could have a devastating effect on northern virginia. they could lose thousands of jobs because of defense contractors and government agencies. the governor is bracing for the worst. this year's election may be over, but one democrat is already looking ahead to become virginia's governor. he's running for governor, again. the former chairman ran in 2009. he is the first democrat to enter the race. lieutenant governor and ken cuccinelli are seeking the republican nomination. >>> the man behind a mass shooting will spend the rest of his life behind bars. those injured and family of those killed by him addressed him during the sentencing yesterday. gabrielle gifford's husband, mark kelly spoke for the form r former -- after today, after this moment, here and now, gabby and
said on election night, compromise is hard. >> reporter: issue three, libya. four americans dead in benghazi. republicans today demanded a new investigation and warned the president not to nominate u.n. ambassador susan rice as his new secretary of state. after rice blamed benghazi was a riot gone wrong. go after me, the president demanded. >> and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: mostly he came across mellow. a victor reaching out to his opponents. with both sides up here not really far apart now on taxes, the president clearly hopes his reelection tips the balance, gets him some republican votes on this. and the deal he wants to avoid the fiscal cliff. live from capitol hill, steve handelsman, news4. >>> steve, thank you. now, for more on the scandal involving the former cia director, nbc's pete williams joins us now. there's so many developments in so many different directions in this story. what's happened today? >> well, today we learned general petraeus will in fact testify before the senate about what happened in benghazi. it will be in a closed ses
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till electitil election t rpelt -- petraeus was involved. >> the timing of this had nothing to do with the election. the fbi didn't notify the administration until after the investigation was complete because it didn't know what it was dealing general petraeus was to testify about at taken benghazi. general petraeus went to libya to conduct an investigation last month. there is speculation he will still be called to testify. >>> across the country and here in the d.c. area, many took a moment to remember sacrifices made by our spoke to some people. >> reporter: visiting the world war ii memorial on the national mall for the first time, this veterans' day. >> chokes me up a little bit. >> his two sons with him. in town for an event where he will see other sailors from his world war ii squadron. >> means a lot to hear what my dad, at this memorial and for tomorrow, for his, dedication, of his squadron. [ inaudible ] >> the memorial with fountain thousands, towering arches and wreaths, drew veterans and locals too to pay respect for those who sacrificed their lives. twhai whether the
't >> on the other hand, i didn't get re-elected just to bask in re-election. >> reporter: while the president had some tough words for his old presidential rival, john mccain, he actually was very conciliatory towards mitt romney and reiterated his hope they would sit down, saying there were a lot of ideas that mitt romney said on the campaign that he agrees with. >> chuck todd, thank you, and after that moment you saw that senator john mccain went right out on the senate floor and shot right back at the president. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more for us. >> reporter: good evening, brian, this is really the latest chapter in what is a contentious history between the president and john mccain. and so after the news conference, john mccain went to the senate floor for his own televised rebuttal, taking on the president and the future of ambassador rice. >> if the president thinks that we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. >> reporter: serious enough that some republican senators stepped forward after the president's news conference, repeating their v
, at the time when he has won the election, between the election, and the new congress coming in. incredible coincidence of timing that obama has the same challenge with the fiscal cliff. and yowatch hitrading, doing whatever he needs to do. it is an incredible timely thing to say that compromise is a good thing, as long as you have convictions and are after something worthy. he is after the end of slavery. by the 13th amendment ons and ar something worthy. he is after and he is after a great thing, he says i am the president of the united states. >> i am president of the united states of america. clothed in immense power. >> you get me the votes that i need >> can you imagine if somebody spoke that way today? >> no way. >> while he wouldn't fight the crowds, the current president sees the movie tonight. our thanks to our friend and author, doris goodwin, that is our broadcast tonight. thank you for joining us, remember, we're back on the air for "rock center" at 10:00, 9:00 central. and we would love to have you back tomorrow night. good night. our broadcast tonight. thank you for joining u
delivers his first post election statement from the white house this afternoon. the focus? strengthening the economy and avoiding the fiscal cliff, just two of the issues on the president's plate. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. while the president is about to get knee deep in these negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff, dealing with taxes and the debt might be his biggest second-term issue he has some housekeeping to do with the cabinet as he will lose at least five major cabinet secretaries including hillary clinton, leon panetta, and timothy geithner. >> i'm really proud of all of you, and what you -- [ applause ] >> reporter: in a video released by the obama campaign a tearful president thanks his campaign workers. >> what you guys -- what you guys accomplished will go on into the annals of history and people will read about it and marvel about it, but the most important thing you need to know is that your journey is just beginning. >> reporter: now the president is getting ready for b
election is a thing of the past, steven kolber plans to take it nice and easy for a while. >> after two years of relentless poll analysis, electoral map swiping, undecideds voter dial testing and being forced to use the word cuyahoga in a sentence, we can finally take a breather. just relax with a nice soothing cup of chammomile breeze and just let it all -- >> do you think it's too early to talk about 2016? we don't think so. >> we don't think so. >> yeah. >> and listen to this bizarre story. actress jan accusation e ger ras is a low figures out she didn't know she was married for 20 years. >> those vegas trips. >> she says she and big bang theory producer rob cohn drunk kenly got married at a drive through chapel. they thought papers had to be signed at a courthouse but apparently not in sin city. anything goes there. he's apparently now getting married. his lawyer digs up, oh, by the way, you're still married. >> wow. >> i know. >> alimony. >> are you just throwing that out there? >> throwing that out there. >> have you tweeted her saying have you thought about this? >> depends on wh
for not voting on election day. listen to these 911 calls. >> somebody just got ran over here. >> this woman just ran down her boyfriend or husband in the parking lot. we just had a kid get hit by a car. >> somebody got hit by a car. >> police say the 28-year-old who blames president obama for her family's woes became irate after learning her husband didn't show up at the polls. he's in critical condition while the wife faces domestic assault charges. >>> let's get to sports. steelers, chiefs. pittsburgh's ben roethlisberger connected on a touchdown pass to mike wallace but kansas city's defense sacked big ben and he left the game with a separated shoulder. the steelers pulled out an overtime win with a field goal. final score 16-13. >>> "yahoo! sports" is apologizing for the outage of its fantasy football site on sunday. lots of people are upcity set about that. >>> in the nba, a game-time three-point shot by utah's al jefferson bounced out and then in sending the game into o.t. and then in the third overtime, paul millsap's three-pointer wrapped up a 140-133 jazz win over the raptors. >>> in ba
democratic leader. >> nancy pelosi is the only woman ever elected as speaker of the house. she served in that capacity from 2007 to 2011, when the democrats lost their majority. her decision to remain in place means the democratic leadership is likely to remain as it is right now with maryland congressman steny hoyer as her deputy chief. >>> another cool day across our area. we're not goi to get a break anytime soon now. chief meteorologist doug kammerer has more on this chilly week. >> normally this time of year we have a little bit of ups and downs. mostly this month we've been well below average. that just continued during the day today. high temperatures today did not make it out of the 40s. right now, some of you are already in the 30s at 5:00 at night. 45 degrees is the number at the airport. winds out of the northeast at eight miles an hour. that gives us a windchill of 41. it is a very chilly night tonight. take a look at these numbers. gaithersburg, already down to 39 there. 39 as well toward winchester, back towards leesburg and manassas. the current temperature at 43. tal
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